Football season certainly won’t look the same this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t capture the good vibes of a tailgate or the thrill of a win. It’s time to get creative and discover the ways to enjoy fall fun in Traverse City.
The first hint of the winter season is always celebrated in northern Michigan with the epic Iceman Cometh Challenge. We love to cheer on the brave souls who race 30 miles through whatever Mother Nature throws at them: snow, wind, rain, and even the namesake ice. (Though, to be fair, every so often they do get a sunny day.) We love to see the mud splattered champions emerge from the woods, breathless but victorious. And boy to we love raising a glass of Bell's beer at the end of it all.
Fall is nearly upon us, and wineries on the Traverse Wine Coast are gearing up to celebrate another beautiful harvest season. Of course, this year things are a little different, with masks, reservations, and other safety procedures in place. We asked some of the wineries around northern Michigan—including MAWBY, Black Star Farms, and Chateau Chantal—what to expect while wine tasting this fall.
Northern Michigan is a hub for talented artists, with galleries and museums to explore, street art to admire, and a gorgeous natural backdrop to it all. We caught up with local artist Heather Spooner of Ampersand Lettering Lab to get the scoop on the TC art scene.
The City of Traverse City was incorporated on May 18, 1895, making her 125 years old! Let’s celebrate her with a memorable and fun virtual Quarantine Quasquicentennial birthday party. Together, but apart, we will toast 125 years to our favorite Queen City of the North.
This year, the National Cherry Festival made history, cancelling the festival for only the second time in nearly 100 years. (The first time was during World War II.) We’ll all miss the beloved cherry celebration, none more so than the fantastic team that puts on the festival. We asked them to share some of their favorite memories over the years to keep the cherry love going during these challenging times.
Photo: Briana Paige, Photographer at Northern Way of Life
Splashing in the water, relaxing on the beach, and watching a sunset. These are the moments when you find your happy place. We've rounded up a selection of quotes and photos from travel writers and photographers who have shared their special places in the area.
Traverse City Tourism is going virtual with DIY TC, a new Zoom video series that helps you get a little “up north” into your day. Whether it’s sharing tips on food and beer pairings or exploring a beautiful trail, local experts will help you learn something new or experience the best of northern Michigan.
It’s not quite a meal, but it deserves an hour of the day like any other consumption time. And truly, is there anything better than a good coffee spot? Paired with just the right playlist and the atmosphere for whatever mood, the coffee scene in Traverse City is hot right now. Here’s the latest for your caffeinating pleasure.